Combating anti-Semitism, working towards the re-establishment of relations between Israel and Venezuela and message of Jewish unity were the main themes of the Plenary Assembly of the Latin American Jewish Congress in Caracas, which was attended by Ronald S. Lauder, president of the World Jewish Congress (WJC), and other WJC officials. The president of the Confederation of Jewish Communities in Venezuela, David Bittan, denounced a recent rise of anti-Semitic incidents in Venezuela and said his organization would strive for diplomatic relations with Israel to be re-established.At a dinner held in his honor, Lauder highlighted positive contribution made by Jews across Latin America over the past centuries to their respective countries and said: “The Jewish presence in Venezuela dates back several centuries, probably to the days the Spanish first landed here in this continent.
Israel’s Man in Venezuela by Martin Iqbal
http://dissidentvoice.org/2013/01/israels-man-in-venezuela/Germany Urges EU Countries to Step Up Support of Venezuelan Opposition
In the May 18 2012 edition of Venezuelan paper Correo Del Orinoco it wasreported that, at a EU meeting on Latin American affairs, the German government asked EU countries to step up their support of the MUD (Democratic Unity Roundtable) coalition (the Venezuelan opposition coalition now headed by Henrique Capriles Radonski).While German government representatives called for such support not to be hidden from the public, Portugal and France called for a more secretive approach. In addition, the report mentions the direct financial support that the Venezuelan opposition enjoys from not only USAID, but also from the anti-democratic National Endowment for Democracy.Venezuelan Opposition Made Secret Visit to Israel Even more revealing is the fact that, on the weekend prior to the 18 May 2012 publication, Venezuelan opposition lawyer and politician Antonio Ledezma secretly flew to Israel – a country which Venezuela has severed diplomatic ties with – on Venezuelan taxpayer money, to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman on a three-day visit.During Ledezma’s private, unannounced trip to Israel paid for with public Venezuelan money, he promised to re-establish ties with the usurping Zionist entity if the Jewish settler state would fund and back Henrique Capriles Radonski. Ledezma told reporters that he spoke to Netanyahu and Lieberman about,our (the opposition) disposition to reestablish relations with the State of Israel under a new government presided by Henrique Capriles Radonski…. In contrast to the current political policy in Venezuela, Capriles will re-establish our historical ties.Speaking of Ledezma’s meeting with Netanyahu and Lieberman, Venezuelan journalist Miguel Angel Perez Pirela reported that Ledezma had promised Israel “access to [Venezuela's] resources” should Rodonski take the presidential election.Radonski, a man who feels Venezuela must only have relations with “countries that have democracy and respect human rights,” shows his duplicity as he reaches out to the Zionist entity – a routine human rights abuser which constitutes a Jewish ethnocracy on stolen Palestinian land.